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SuperBowl winners Game XLV XLIV XLIII XLII XLI XL XXXIX XXXVIII XXXVII XXXVI XXXV XXXIV XXXIII XXXII XXXI XXX XXIX XXVIII XXVII XXVI XXV XXIV XXIII XXII XXI XX XIX XVIII XVII XVI XV XIV XIII XII XI X IX VIII VII VI V IV III II I

Date Feb. 6, 2011 Feb. 7, 2010 Feb. 1, 2009 Feb. 3, 2008 Feb. 4, 2007 Feb. 5, 2006 Feb. 6, 2005 Feb. 1, 2004 Jan. 26, 2003 Feb. 3, 2002 Jan. 28, 2001 Jan. 30, 2000 Jan. 31, 1999 Jan. 25, 1998 Jan. 26, 1997 Jan. 28, 1996 Jan. 29, 1995 Jan. 30, 1994 Jan. 31, 1993 Jan. 26, 1992 Jan. 27, 1991 Jan. 28, 1990 Jan. 22, 1989 Jan. 31, 1988 Jan. 25, 1987 Jan. 26, 1986 Jan. 20, 1985 Jan. 22, 1984 Jan. 30, 1983 Jan. 24, 1982 Jan. 25, 1981 Jan. 20, 1980 Jan. 21, 1979 Jan. 15, 1978 Jan. 9, 1977 Jan. 18, 1976 Jan. 12, 1975 Jan. 13, 1974 Jan. 14, 1973 Jan. 16, 1972 Jan. 17, 1971 Jan. 11, 1970 Jan. 12, 1969 Jan. 14, 1968 Jan. 15, 1967

Result Green Bay 31, Pittsburgh 25 New Orleans 31, Indianapolis 17 Steelers 27, Arizona 23 N.Y. Giants 17, New England 14 Indianapolis 29, Chicago 17 Pittsburgh 21, Seattle 10 New England 24, Philadelphia 21 New England 32, Carolina 29 Tampa Bay 48, Oakland 21 New England 20, St. Louis 17 Baltimore 34, N.Y. Giants 7 St. Louis 23, Tennessee 16 Denver 34, Atlanta 19 Denver 31, Green Bay 24 Green Bay 35, New England 21 Dallas 27, Pittsburgh 17 San Francisco 49, San Diego 26 Dallas 30, Buffalo 13 Dallas 52, Buffalo 17 Washington 37, Buffalo 24 N.Y. Giants 20, Buffalo 19 San Francisco 55, Denver 10 San Francisco 20, Cincinnati 16 Washington 42, Denver 10 N.Y. Giants 39, Denver 20 Chicago 46, New England 10 San Francisco 38, Miami 16 L.A. Raiders 38, Washington 9 Washington 27, Miami 17 San Francisco 26, Cincinnati 21 Oakland 27, Philadelphia 10 Pittsburgh 31, L.A. Rams 19 Pittsburgh 35, Dallas 31 Dallas 27, Denver 10 Oakland 32, Minnesota 14 Pittsburgh 21, Dallas 17 Pittsburgh 16, Minnesota 6 Miami 24, Minnesota 7 Miami 14, Washington 7 Dallas 24, Miami 3 Baltimore 16, Dallas 13 Kansas City 23, Minnesota 7 N.Y. Jets 16, Baltimore 7 Green Bay 33, Oakland 14 Green Bay 35, Kansas City 10

SuperBowl MVPs Game XLV XLIV XLIII XLII XLI XL XXXIX XXXVIII XXXVII XXXVI XXXV XXXIV XXXIII XXXII XXXI XXX XXIX XXVIII XXVII XXVI XXV XXIV XXIII XXII XXI XX XIX XVIII XVII XVI XV XIV XIII XII XI X IX VIII VII VI V IV III II I

Date Feb. 6, 2011 Feb. 7, 2010 Feb. 1, 2009 Feb. 3, 2008 Feb. 4, 2007 Feb. 5, 2006 Feb. 6, 2005 Feb. 1, 2004 Jan. 26, 2003 Feb. 3, 2002 Jan. 28, 2001 Jan. 30, 2000 Jan. 31, 1999 Jan. 25, 1998 Jan. 26, 1997 Jan. 28, 1996 Jan. 29, 1995 Jan. 30, 1994 Jan. 31, 1993 Jan. 26, 1992 Jan. 27, 1991 Jan. 28, 1990 Jan. 22, 1989 Jan. 31, 1988 Jan. 25, 1987 Jan. 26, 1986 Jan. 20, 1985 Jan. 22, 1984 Jan. 30, 1983 Jan. 24, 1982 Jan. 25, 1981 Jan. 20, 1980 Jan. 21, 1979 Jan. 15, 1978 Jan. 9, 1977 Jan. 18, 1976 Jan. 12, 1975 Jan. 13, 1974 Jan. 14, 1973 Jan. 16, 1972 Jan. 17, 1971 Jan. 11, 1970 Jan. 12, 1969 Jan. 14, 1968 Jan. 15, 1967

Most Valuable Player Aaron Rodgers Drew Brees Antonio Holmes Eli Manning Peyton Manning Hines Ward Deion Branch Tom Brady Dexter Jackson Tom Brady Ray Lewis Kurt Warner John Elway Terrell Davis Desmond Howard Larry Brown Steve Young Emmitt Smith Troy Aikman Mark Rypien Ottis Anderson Joe Montana Jerry Rice Doug Williams Phil Simms Richard Dent Joe Montana Marcus Allen John Riggins Joe Montana Jim Plunkett Terry Bradshaw Terry Bradshaw Randy White, Harvey Martin Fred Biletnikoff Lynn Swann Franco Harris Larry Csonka Jake Scott Roger Staubach Chuck Howley Len Dawson Joe Namath Bart Starr Bart Starr

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of his career with one more solid performance, and Lawrence Tynes kicked the Giants past the San Francisco 49ers 20-17 in overtime for the NFC title. "I'm just proud of the guys, what we've overcome this year, what we've been through," Manning said, "just never having any doubts, keep believing in our team that we could get hot and start playing our best football." The Patriots are rolling into the Super Bowl having won 10 straight, with their last loss being to — you guessed it — the Giants, 24-20 back in early November. "We know they're a great team," Manning said. "We played them already this year. They've been playing great football recently." They sure have. And now Brady and the Patriots are in familiar territory, playing in the Super Bowl for the fifth time in 11 years — and first since the stunning upset in Arizona. New England hopes to avoid all

that sort of drama this time around. Unless it goes in the Patriots' favor, as it did in the AFC title game. Brady was unusually subpar in the Patriots' 23-20 victory over Baltimore, throwing for 239 yards with two interceptions and, for the first time in 36 games, no TD passes. But he got some help from the Patriots' much-maligned defense, which made some crucial stops down the stretch. A few mistakes by the Ravens helped greatly, too, as Billy Cundiff shanked a 32-yard field goal attempt with 11 seconds left — soon after Lee Evans had a potential winning touchdown catch ripped out of his hands in the end zone. "Childlike joy. It's all about childlike joy," linebacker Jerod Mayo said. "Last night felt like the day before Christmas for me and I haven't had that feeling in a long time." New England last won the Super Bowl in 2005, a long drought considering that the Patriots took home Lombardi trophies three times in four years. There are only a handful of players left from that team, with guys like Corey Dillon, Tedy Bruschi and Rodney Harrison replaced

by young up-and-comers such as Mayo, Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez. "It doesn't even feel right, especially playing with the veterans here," Gronkowski said. "I watched them go to the Super Bowl as I was growing up, and now I'm part of it? It is an unreal moment." The constants, though, are Brady and Bill Belichick. And that's been a winning combination for New England, combining to become the first QB-coach combination to win five conference championships in the Super Bowl era. Belichick did perhaps his finest coaching job this season, piecing together a defense that ranked secondto-last in the league during the regular season. That led to plenty of shootouts, and Brady was more than up to the task, throwing for a careerhigh 5,235 yards while tossing 39 touchdown passes. "They're an amazing team," Patriots owner Robert Kraft said. "They're a great brotherhood; they're a family." And they're all looking to lift another Super Bowl trophy together. Patriots-Giants. One more time.

Massive effort outfits volunteers with scarves for big day RICK CALLAHA The Associated Press

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A nationwide army of knitters, crocheters and weavers has created more than 13,000 blue-andwhite scarves to help keep Super Bowl volunteers warm and highly visible when the big game comes to this cold-weather city. Thousands of scarfmakers, from great-grandmothers to prison inmates, put in hours of work on the 6-foot-long scarves. Super Bowl organizers hoped to get 8,000 scarves — one for each volunteer. They ended up with thousands more, sent from 45 states, as well as Belgium, Canada, South Africa and the United Kingdom. The designs vary widely, from simple blue-andwhite stripes to intricately

The idea behind the Super Scarves program was to give the unpaid volunteers "a warm thank you" to keep them snug during the week leading up to the Feb. 5 game and make it easy for visitors to the city to identify someone who can give directions and other help, said host committee spokeswoman Dianna Boyce. She said the scarves program was inspired by a similar effort staged a few years ago by the Special Olympics. Each scarf is adorned with an official Super Bowl host-city patch — all sewn on by inmates at the Indiana Women's Prison. Bev Meska, an 82-yearold retired school secretary from Michigan City, Ind.,

was the most prolific of the more than 3,000 Super Bowl scarf-makers. She planned on crocheting only a few when she set to work in April 2010, after her daughter emailed her a link to the project website. But Meska, who's been crocheting since age 16 and has made hundreds of afghans over the decades, ended up creating a staggering 250 scarves by November's deadline. She estimates she spent three to four hours on each one, using crocheting's singlehooked needle. Each of her scarves sports tasseled or fringed ends. Every day, Meska said, she used her spare time to work on the scarves, often as she and her 12-year-old great-grandson, Ben ForeKnight, watched sporting events, including NFL games. She said Ben kept

encouraging her to make more. During the summers, she took her scarf work to nearby Lake Michigan. "I crocheted everywhere — even down on the beach. I took my lawn chair and basket down there and worked away on them," she said. Meanwhile, a group of inmates at a state prison in Indianapolis who call themselves the Naptown Knitters were learning how to knit, guided by prison volunteer Doreen Tatnall. Tatnall, a real estate agent, didn't know how to knit either when she started. But she and 17 inmates at the 350-inmate Indianapolis Re-Entry Educational Facility, where inmates go as their release date nears, learned together by following YouTube instructional videos.

The men slowly picked up speed, creating more than two dozen scarves. Two prison staff members who knew how to knit gave them lessons during their twice-weekly, two-hour sessions. "Once you get the hang of it, it's kind of calming. Some of the men said that for a couple of hours they forgot where they were," Tatnall said. Steve Jordan, a 44-yearold from Kokomo who is due for release the day after the Super Bowl, made three scarves and said he would have made more if not for a prison rule forbidding inmates from taken their plastic knitting needles back to their cells. Jordan, who is finishing out a murder sentence, said the courses were a nice break from the monotony of prison life.

"Here's a group of a guys sitting around knitting, something we normally don't have inside prison. No tension, everybody just sitting back and laughing. And knitting," he said. Elsewhere, Belinda Martinez of St. Paul, Minn., knitted 46 scarves, some with elaborate Super Bowl or football designs. One captures in yarn the game's kickoff, showing a player's leg down to the shoe making contact with the ball. Another pays homage to late "Peanuts" creator Charles Schulz, a Minnesota native, rendering in comic-strip style the moment when hapless Charlie Brown once again tries to kick a football held by Lucy, who once again snatches it away. Martinez let her patriotSee EFFORT / Page 5

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